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ok i really need some help here

Okay so I started the spline lube today. Found the typical problem it was rusty dusty and no grease . So I got lucky and it seems like the splines are okay The teeth look okay still square inside and out And does not appear that it has ever been apart But there is no spring and the end of the spline. Now I haven't seen a picture of the spring on the spline but I'm assuming it goes on the end of the male part? Also when I pulled the hub apart from the drive. I almost pulled the drive shaft right out is that normal. OK and then if I need a spring where do I get one...
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The bike is an o3 750 Vulcan with 5500 miles on it With no spring could. That have worn the front splines to?
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Okay so I started the spline lube today. Found the typical problem it was rusty dusty and no grease . So I got lucky and it seems like the splines are okay The teeth look okay still square inside and out And does not appear that it has ever been apart But there is no spring and the end of the spline. Now I haven't seen a picture of the spring on the spline but I'm assuming it goes on the end of the male part? Also when I pulled the hub apart from the drive. I almost pulled the drive shaft right out is that normal. OK and then if I need a spring where do I get one...
Thanks in advance To anyone who answers
Another Rider saved his Splines. WTG !
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Seriously tho....
I doubt a spring has always been missing....suspect it is still there somewhere OR it fell on the floor and rolled away.
I've had similar situations......


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if the spring is not inside the end of the drive shaft and its not on the spline then either it fell off and rolled away to never be seen again or it is the rusty crap you described i have to look but i might have a spring laying around in my parts pile if not you can get one online at bikebandit.com or some other parts site

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I saw there is a spacer inside there too and do not see that either
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Ok so i went and looked around on the floor in my garage and no spring. And i took it apart carefully so im 99% sure there was no spring or spacer...
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Looking at a diagram on bikebandit shows a spacer inside the coller then spring the spline
So if someone had it apart before they either put it baxk together without lubing it and forgot the spacer and spring or it was never there
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probly changed the tire and didnt lube the splines i would just order a new spring and spacer and gob on the goo before slaping it all together but you might want to check the lube on the front side of the shaft too just for piece of mind if you pull the shaft back as far as it will go then you can pull that rubber cover off the front of the swing arm and grease the splines up there

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Tires were stock.....i really think it left the factory without them.....
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probly changed the tire and didnt lube the splines i would just order a new spring and spacer and gob on the goo before slaping it all together but you might want to check the lube on the front side of the shaft too just for piece of mind if you pull the shaft back as far as it will go then you can pull that rubber cover off the front of the swing arm and grease the splines up there

When i pulled the hub off the shaft came out enough that i was able to spin the shaft in first gear......normal? And i got it back in by spinning it and pushing in on it..is there a clip that is supposed to hold the front side in place?
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